July proves to be the season for announcements for more direct flight routes. Asiana Airlines announced the launch of a direct connection from Seoul to Budapest; Singapore Airlines announced direct flights to Manchester; EVA Air from Taipei to Paris, and a second daily flight to Milan by Emirates.Read More
Global passenger traffic continued to rise in May, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). However, the pace of growth was moderate, due to the volatile economy and threats of terrorism in Europe. As a result, the growth in air passenger traffic for European carriers was the lowest in the world. Read More
Chinese tourists shun Western Europe after a string of violent attacks hit the area. According to the French Embassy in Beijing, 15% less visas were issued in the first six months of 2016. Air travel to Nice also dropped 57% compared to the same period in 2015. Immediate cancellations peaked after the Nice attack on 14 July Bastille Day. Read More
The 2015 Chinese International Travel Monitor reveals that despite the slow economic growth, consumers plan to travel more and spend more while traveling. Two thirds of outbound Chinese travelers consider travel to be an essential part of life, and reputation remains more important than price in considering tourism products. Read More
A recent survey finding out the preferences of Chinese travellers, unveiled that personalisation of experience was important and almost a need. From smoking rooms to Chinese tea, as Chinese are moving up the wealth ladder, they demand better products and experiences, and no longer seek possessions of luxury goods. Read More
The inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide has launched, rewarding the many local dishes that can be found in famous restaurants such as Joel Robuchon, and even in local street hawker stalls. Food is a big draw not only for locals but for tourists coming to Singapore as well. Read More
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